A canopy of soothing green bamboo leaves hangs over an outdoor shower area with hardwood ipe flooring. A Buddha sculpture enhances this outdoor area's calming ambiance, creating a tranquil escape from the surrounding bustle of New York City's Soho district.
Serene Asian-Inspired Outdoor Space in New York City
A variety of paving materials, including limestone, ipe wood and blue beach stones, were used to fill the ground space in this New York City backyard, adding a sense of serenity and flow to an otherwise small and elongated area.
This outdoor courtyard features stone-lined water fountain with a herron bird statue and lilly pads inside the pond. Green foliage plants cover the space, while red Asian-style roof tiles complement the overall look of the area.
Step out the door into the peaceful Asian-inspired garden of this modern home. Concrete slabs create walkways and a bridge across the rectangular pond. Gravel beds and ornamental grasses keep the landscaping low maintenance.
Natural boulders and rocks were worked into the design of this Asian-inspired front yard. Ornamental grasses, pieris Japonica, loropetalum and other low-maintenace plants fit with the garden's Zen feel while being easy to care for so the homeowners can maintain the garden's simple appeal.
The landscape design for this contemporary home strived to tie the house to the grounds while seamlessly blending the architecture with the neighborhood's venerable historical homes, some dating back to the late 1800’s.
The Zen garden outside this home gives the family a great space for relaxation. Inspired by an Asian garden, the bonsai trees, koi pond and Asian statues give the family the perfect spot for meditation.
Tribeca Roof Terrace with Moss Path Leading to Spa
To bring homeowners from their modern indoor space to their luxury outdoor spa, designers added a mossy green path. The moss on the path compliments the rest of the greenscape and leads comfortably to the Diamond Spa.
The homeowner's private collection of bonsai trees inspired designer Bea Pila to designate a special place for a zen garden. A trickling water fountain adds to the sensory experience. An occasional bench provides the option for seated meditation.